The Ski Club offers a wide range of activities, including lessons for complete novices and regular practice sessions at Firpark Ski Slope, Tillicoultry, as well as practice sessions at Midlothian Ski Centre (Hillend), Edinburgh, and to the indoor snow slope at Xscape, Glasgow. We also organise a highly popular week-long Ski Tour to the French Alps, the next one being Easter 2014.
This has proved a very popular trip in the past, with over 110 pupils on the Easter 2012 trip. We stay in the Hotel Piolet in Les Menuires, a hotel and ski area we know very well, having had numerous memorable, ski-filled tours there in recent years. Full details, including Diaries and Photos from previous trips are on the school website under Co- curricular, then Trips and Visits.
Junior 1 – Form Vl - Mondays after school - Terms 1 and 2 (starting October) – 3.40-5.20pm.
Prep 5: Fridays - 3.30 – 5.00pm.
Old, warm, water-proof clothes or normal ski wear should be worn – gloves are essential, and long socks make ski boots more comfortable. Costs will be around £5 for an hour on the slope. Practice or Instruction sessions, arranged in blocks, must be booked in advance.
Further details are available from Mr Lumsden (Chemistry) for J1 to FVI, or from Miss Foster (Prep School) for P5.